PCCW HKT, Huawei Launch Seamless VoLTE Service

HKT Hong Kong launches Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service with Huawei's network solution based on the latest 3GPP R10 standard. The offer of seamless VoLTE service to its 4G customers which is first of its kind in the island is bundled with Samsung Note 3 LTE smartphone. The new service comes with extended feature set such as higher quality video and clearer sound and faster voice call set-up (around 1 second for VoLTE calls to VoLTE calls). It can also enhance video call quality to 640 pixel x 480 pixel or above.

Huawei said that the launch marks the world’s first commercial launch of the latest standard VoLTE technology (3GPP standard Release 10-based which enables a totally seamless handover of voice calls from 4G to 3G coverage), reflecting the growth and maturity of the VoLTE ecosystem in the marketplace. It also marks an important collaboration between HKT, Huawei and Samsung.

“We are committed to providing the most advanced and compelling services to customers. Our game-changing VoLTE service will be offered to new and existing mobile customers. We are thrilled to work with Huawei to roll out the VoLTE service to customers and look forward to bringing it to more customers through Samsung Note 3 LTE now and potentially other mobile devices in future.”

- Alex Arena, Group Managing Director, HKT

“Built on Huawei’s network platform, the new service is the world’s first commercially available VoLTE solution using the latest R10 standard. The new service signifies Huawei’s leading position in the VoLTE market. We are focusing our efforts to ensure HKT’s VoLTE network is an industry benchmark in terms of service quality, innovation and return on investment.”

- Ma Haixu, President of Core Network Product Line, Huawei

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